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A free digital museum of lace, ribbon, and passementerie. This includes extant garments containing these materials.
234 backers pledged $11,180 to help bring this project to life.
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    Thank you!

    Everyone who donates $5 or more will be listed on a virtual donor’s wall on the museum website thanking them for their contribution.

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    Digital Pattern Download - Cartouche

    A digital download of a French cartouche patterns for embroidery from 1857, scanned from my collection and usable for numerous eras (classic French design so can be used for 1700s- 1900s).

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    Deaths Head Button Kit- Bone + Linen

    A kit comprised of 10 bone discs measuring 5/8” across, along with antique French linen in black. The linen is a full skein of 50 meters, so plenty extra for other uses!

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    Deaths Head Button Kit (Medium)

    Death’s Head Button Kit (Medium)
    A kit comprised of 6 bone discs measuring 1” across, along with antique French linen in black, and instructions. The linen is a full skein of 50 meters, so plenty extra for other uses!

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    Digital Pattern Download - Lettering

    A digital download of a delicate French full monogram lettering alphabet, upper and lower case, scanned from my collection.

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    Daffodil Yellow Silk Floss

    Get two antique French hanks of coordinating yellow silk. They are 5 meters (5.5 yards) each. These are perfect for corset flossing or decorative embroidery!

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    Peacock Dress Thread Set

    This set includes rare antique silk and metal threads from France. The colors include a shimmering plum and gold, an olive green and gold twist, a copper, and a gold. These are best used couched into place to show off their splendor. You will receive 4 bobbins (modern sewing machine bobbins) containing 20-50 yards each (depending on the thread). Limited to only 15!

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    Digital Pattern Download – Collar + Cuff

    A digital download of a five collar and cuff pattern pairs from 1862, suitable for embroidery (broderie angalaise or Aryshire work).

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    Limited edition Chatelaine Kit

    A ribbon chatelaine kit following an 1862 example. Complete with antique ribbon, hardware, and full instructions

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    BEETLEWING EMBROIDERY KIT + PATTERNS

    Get 175 elytra beetle wings, a specialized hole punching tool kit (negating the need to drill), 80” of antique gold bullion from France, and patterns taken from my original pieces

    *please review your country’s rules on beetle wing importation*

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    Digital Downloads + Art Print

    At this level, you will receive an art quality hand silk screened print of a piece of Chantilly lace from my collection and all previous digital rewards.

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    Set of 10 Custom Deaths Heads Buttons

    I will custom make you 10 deaths head buttons in silk or linen (up to three colors depending on design and size), 5/8”, 1”, or 1 1/8” any one size or combination. Limited

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    Fichu Designs + Fine Voile Fichu

    At this level, you will receive a 52” square fichu of finest cotton voile, a download of five original French Fichu patterns (corners and edging) ideal for 1700s-1800s- for you to make your own personalize fichu, and all previous pattern downloads.

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    Custom Engageantes

    A pair of hand finished fine cotton voile engageantes (18thc cuffs). Double or single ruffle. Finished with original antique Valenciennes lace.

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    Custom Fabric + Peerage Crown Set

    At this level, you will receive two yards of hand screen printed fabric done on the finest voile (I have other options), a rare set of embroidery patterns for French peerage emblems (crown + coronet sets), and all previous pattern downloads. These beautiful digital downloads are from my rare originals and can be used for graphics, screen printing, or hand embroidery.

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    Custom Fabric + Lace Chat

    At this level, I will hand screen printed five yards of fabric with a lace design from my collection. You will also get a thirty-minute phone call with me to talk about lace, the museum, your projects, or something else.

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    Exclusive Custom Fabric + Lace Chat

    At this level, I will hand screen print 15 yards of fabric with any lace design from my collection. Whichever design you choose will be exclusive to you (I will not make it available to other backers). You will also get an hour-long phone call with me to talk about lace, the museum, your projects, or something else.

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    Corset Flossing Kit

    Receive one each of these beautiful vintage linen skeins (pink, coral, moss), plus a bonus 50m black linen From France! This includes several patterns copied from extant examples. Limitied to 12 only

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